callsgt63 @ 8/2/2009 8:36 PM
I give this story a 5 star rating because, IMHO everyone in America needs to know about the disservice our, Not So New, elected President has done to Law-enforcement everywhere. I believe it also shows a Character that's, dishonorable. By "dishonorable," I'm referring to the fact that he refuses to apologize, even after admitting he misspoke before knowing the facts. Dishonorable for, NOT leading by example. When it comes to raciest humans in every color, he had a perfect opportunity with this very incident to start positive dialog, but passed it up with his own racist views of Law-enforcement, who they now claim falsely, "to be trained in Racial Profiling," rather then telling the truth regarding what training Officer gates really has, & teaches to his dept's new recruits (i.e. Dangers of profiling, How NOT to do it, etc). Whether or not Officer Gates is trained in Profiling should be a mute issue, considering the fact that thousands of officer were trained at a time when it was a acceptable form of policing, not to long ago. I believe most people realize profiling considers more then just color of skin, but it comes up only in situations like this, where a person of color is treated by Police, not because he’s of color, but because he’s acting like a disorderly moron. Just because this disorderly jerk “Happened” to be friends of our “President,” he thinks throwing big names around with the officer should get him a walk. And apparently.. our President agrees! I think every law-abiding tax paying voters should be out-raged that our President even stuck his nose in it, where it didn’t belong. No other president I remember has ever sunk this low, & IMO, it shows his Character.